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Old 07-14-2019, 10:04 PM   #1
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Fantastic fan dome lift motor issue

The fan dome lift motor gear and the sprocket on the dome lift arm wear out or separate and the motor just turns and turns.
Iíve gone through a couple sets of dome lift motors and lift arms.

Somebody must have a solution to this apparent design flaw?
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Fantastic Vent

This one fit my fan. It was not a perfect fit as one of the holes didnít line up. It does however open and close the vent.

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Put a couple washers under lift arm base screw mounting holes.
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Have you contacted FFan about this ? Supposedly they are great at customer support. Maybe there is a fix-it-kit they can send you.......or maybe other free parts....or ???
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The fan dome lift motor gear and the sprocket on the dome lift arm wear out or separate and the motor just turns and turns.
Iíve gone through a couple sets of dome lift motors and lift arms.
I agree that the design is faulty, but the replacement lift motors last me a couple of years and the price isn't too high.

However, there's a relatively easy "fix" you might want to try that does seem to extend the life of the motor. Take a small block of wood and attach it to the side of the fan "opening" so it is just below the rotating lift knob when it is pushed up into the proper position.

Essentially, what the block is doing is preventing the knob from being pulled down to the Manual position. For me this has extended the usable life of the motor for a couple of years. Eventually, though, I have to break down and buy a new one.

This is the one I buy. It's an exact replacement for mine, screw holes line up properly. https://smile.amazon.com/Atwood-K605...gateway&sr=8-1
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Fantastic fan dome lift motor issue

Fixed. For now. So when you try to push up the fan motor from below against the lift arm gear; the male lift arm doesnít really seat deep into the female motor gear. So it pops out and strips the female gear.
Fixed. All from insideó- I dropped the inside decorative ring (3 screws) and let it hang by the wires. Next I took out the motor and lift arm (pushing up on lid with a stick). I mixed up some epoxy and filled the female gear with epoxy. Then firmly pushed in the male sprocket on the lift arm all the way into the female motor sprocket óWipe away excess epoxy that squeezed out and put the assembly in a vice to gently secure it while it dries.

Then mount the assembly arm and motor without (motor handle) from below. Then fit the plastic collar back in place with the wires behind it all the way around. You may have to slightly force the inside decorative collar by the motor. Put on the motor cover (2screws) and the handle on and it works great.
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